Adorable elf watercolours by Grade 3 students.
This is a perfect lesson for that week before Christmas break when teachers are tired and students are high energy! If your school is like mine, art teachers are super busy in December. My school has two winter concerts that I help decorate for and provide artwork for, plus a winter market!
So I definitely try and simplify me lessons during this month for my sanity. Guided drawings are the way to go with younger kids. It helps kids who are not super confident drawers have step by step visuals. And for more advanced or creative students, they can use the handouts and a jumping off point for more creative drawings.
I found this great step by step handout of an elf drawing HERE on the "Art Projects for Kids" website Kathy has SO many great guided drawing handouts you can print out. Great for days when you need a substitute teacher as well.
My Grade 3's started by drawing their elf onto heavy white paper.
Then they outline with Sharpie and paint with watercolours.
Of course you could also use markers or coloured pencils.
They can add, embellish and do whatever they like with their drawings. These would also make cute Christmas cards!